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Definition of 'degeneration'


  1. the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
       Synonyms: devolution
       Antonyms: development evolution
  2. the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
       Synonyms: degeneracy decadence decadency
  3. passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
       Synonyms: retrogression

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